The road to exhortation

Discussion in 'Street' started by Chris Bennett, Jan 12, 2023.

  1. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

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  2. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is an interesting character study. It shows the old and new ways of killing a bit of time, have a smoke or stare at your phone. The advice centre being closed and dark gives the scene a slightly sad air.
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Two things draw my eye: the PUSH sign on the presumably locked door (which says something about life when you have little means), and the dashing white edge to her trainer (which is mocked by her smoking). Subtle tensional things that lift the image beyond the surface telling.
     
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  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    It is interesting indeed. And wonderfully bleak.
     
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  5. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your thoughts gents. I find them truly fascinating.
     
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  6. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    This is a really interesting thought Dave and it had not crossed my mind. Of course, you are absolutely correct, and how perceptive of you to have spotted it.
     
  7. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Rob, your ability to read subtleties into photos always amazes me! These things passed me by when I was at the scene, though I thought it was important to allow the viewer to see the closed sign in full.
    In my case, it was in order to convey the idea that the two characters were waiting to go in to receive much needed advice about their habits.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2023
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  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    People have wondered about me all my life! o_O:D
     
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